Britain’s Got Talent: David Walliams admits to difficult partnership with Matt Lucas in new book
In his upcoming autobiography Camp David (released October 11) David Walliams admits that writing with Little Britain co-star Matt Lucas has not always been easy.
In the book, serialised in The Sun today, David reveals:
”I had always wanted to work with someone more talented than I was. Matt certainly was. What’s more, we had become like brothers, so I proposed we do a comedy show together. Our first difficulty was that Matt did not want to start work until three in the afternoon. ‘I have gigs in the evening and it takes me a long time to wind down after all the adrenalin.” he said.
David also says he and Matt clashed when they were first writing sketches for ‘Little Britain’, which included the character of Daffyd.
David said: ”We sat in Matt’s office for a couple of days trying to think of something that would bind our sketches together. Finally we came up with an idea to base it on life in modern Britain. Together we wrote the first Daffyd sketch for this script. Amazingly, neither our producer, Myfanwy, nor Matt liked it. ”I don’t think it’s very good”, was his judgement on one of the characters that would make him a superstar.”
David also details their first, tense, meeting at the National Youth theatre and how Matt’s bad behaviour nearly ruined their chances of a TV show.